SuperValu is upgraded to 'neutral,' and Facebook is initiated with a 'buy.'
Canadian Pacific is upgraded to 'overweight ,' and Aflac is downgraded to 'sector perform.'
American Eagle is upgraded to 'buy,' and Crocs is initiated with an 'outperform.'
It looks like Wall Street's fashion sense may be improving.
The president may not deserve the credit, but these companies have thrived since he took office.
Data released Thursday may be a worrying sign for those monitoring macro trends, but it would be foolish for investors to view all retail stocks through the same prism.
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